Interview: Fashion blogger Elle-may Leckenby

Interview: Fashion blogger Elle-may Leckenby




Interview: Fashion blogger Elle-may Leckenby



Fashion Blogging is a passion in its own right, but Elle-may Leckenby has transformed it into so much more!



Not only a business but a canvas to showcase her skills with a camera.


If it’s not enough just taking the photographs, she also models herself in many of the photos.


Here are some of Elle-may Leckenby’s skills on show with the camera.


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Elle was forced to take the avenue she has, after never really finding another photographer with the same particular style that she has.


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Elle has recently opened her own online store through the success and popularity she has gotten from the blog, as well being awarded a finalist position in the Wish Style Challenge. I Spoke with Elle on her photography career.


CD: As a fashion blogger, have you always used your photography skills throughout your blog?


EL: Not entirely, I used to shoot all the time on automatic settings before I knew about cameras. I would also get other people to take them.


CD: Did you study photography before starting the fashion blog, or did you just gain experience whilst running the blog?


EL: I started it while I was still in school. I always would take photos but just with the same automatic setting, as I studied photography my blog felt like it had more potential because I felt as though there was finally more opportunity for it to get better (visually).


CD: I noticed that you model the clothes in most of the photos, do you have a hand in the photography as well?


EL: Yes, if someone else is taking the image, I will still govern the shot in terms of location/camera settings. However most of the time I take the images myself.


CD: Do you send the photos off to an editor or do you edit them yourself?


EL: I edit them myself. I usually only use Adobe Lightroom, sometimes Photoshop, but rarely for my blog images.


CD: What kind of equipment do you use? (e.g. Camera, Lenses, tripod)


EL: I use a Nikon D800 body & mainly 50mm fixed lens, and also a tripod.


CD: What influenced you to do your own photography on your fashion blog?


EL: I never really had a choice to do it any other way, I started of with Flickr at 15 years-old and loved taking my own photographs. I’ve never really trusted/liked how other photographers photograph me. I’ve never met another photographer with a similar style or same expectations for images.


CD: What aspirations do you have when it comes to furthering your photography skills?


EL: I want to improve on my lighting skills and be more strategic with lighting/bouncing the light to make the images more flattering. I think I rely on editing too much now. I’d rather get better at making everything perfect in raw camera form.


To see more of Elle-may’s work you can visit her on Tumblr at: http://elle-may.tumblr.com and Instagram: ellemayleckenby


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